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State Farm, thanks for the memories

State Farm, thanks for the memories

State Farm made $5.32 billion last year. Yet it "must" drop homeowner policies in our area. The insurance giant has over covered the Outzen home since 1986. Last Jan. they raised our premium from $3800 to $14800. We've had two claims in 19 years - Hurricane Elena (1995) $5K, Hurricane Ivan (2008) [...]

Panhandle News Roundup

Panhandle News Roundup

FriDaily Dose State Farm, which only made $5.32 billion profit in 2006, says it will drop home policies along Florida coast. Brandon Ward gets life in prison - no word whether he will have computer access. Newspapers and attorneys keep finding locals abused by Calif. priests. Panama City loses CRA [...]

County may cut library funding

County may cut library funding

As the community tries to improve literacy and low FCAT scores, Escambia County is contemplating cutting its library funding 25% - about $800K to $900K. Meanwhile, the City of Pensacola is staying firm on its commitment to the libraries. The county cuts may mean that branches will close two days [...]

Paul files for third term

This morning Escambia County School Superintendent Jim Paul filed to run for his third term of office - ending all speculation that he would retire in 2008.

THS: Where are the Pelicans now?

In 2004, the News Journal introduced the Pelicans in Paradise - artfully done Pelican statues that raised money for their Newspapers in Education program. Over the past three years, the statues have been dispersed out into the community. We would like to know where are they? Here is the list - [...]

Gannett 2Q report: Profits up; ads down

Gannett Co. reported higher second-quarter profits yesterday thanks to the sale of several newspapers. The largest newspaper publisher in the country (which locally includes Pensacola News Journal, Pensacola  Business Journal, Home & Garden, Bella, Pelican and GoSport)  posted net earnings of [...]

Moms duke it out at Disney

Moms duke it out at Disney

Couldn't resist the headline. The amazing thing about the story, which appears in the Orlando Sentinel, is that neither of the two mothers who battled at the Mad Hatters Tea Cups in the Magic Kingdom are from Pensacola. Read: Mom charged in attack at Disney World's tea cup ride

SR Sheriff may cut 50 jobs

SR Sheriff may cut 50 jobs

Santa Rosa County Sheriff Wendall Hall has told WEAR TV 3 that he needs an extra $3 million. If he doesn't get it,  he'll have to cut about 25 deputies and 25 other staff positions - including elementary school resource officers and the people who run the crime prevention program. I say, "Do [...]

Panhandle news roundup

Panhandle news roundup

ThursDaily Dose The trial of Brandon Ward has its day about MySpace.com. Lima beans shut down H&O Restaurant. And The Zoo loses another animal. Niceville business complain about road construction. Girls Gone Wild worker has his day in Bay Co. court...it doesn't go well.

2008 LEAP Class named

Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce has named its 2008 Leadership Pensacola class: Marie Adams, The Adaugeo Group Edward Akin, Allstates Employer Services Inc. Hope Allen, Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Glenn Barclay, Blake Management Company Russell Beaty, City of [...]

Murzin & the Blues

Mark your calendars and have your checkbooks ready. State Rep. Dave Murzin is hosting some Republican House Leaders Friday to watch the Blue Angels practice then do some fundraising events from 5-6:30 p.m. at McGuire's and after that they'll be at the Fish House.

Foley uses campaign funds for defense

Foley uses campaign funds for defense

Buried in the Federal Election Commission campaign finance reports is one from former Palm Beach Congressman Mark Foley. Foley, resigned after his sexually explicit emails and text messages to House pages (some of which were sent while he was in Pensacola) were reported in the news. Foley reported [...]

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